Netflix’s new show School of Chocolate is sure to win everybody’s heart with its co-operation instead of competition twist of the usual cooking competitions. School of Chocolate Season 1 featured eight chefs. And Mellisa Root is one of the eight lucky chefs who contested in the show.
Read everything you need to know about Mellisa in this article.
Mellisa Root On School Of Chocolate
School of Chocolate is Netflix’s new food-themed competition reality TV show. The contestants in School of Chocolate did not only make delicious chocolate dishes but also other interesting stuff like illusion pastry, edible showpiece, chocolate sculptures, and so on.
French pastry chef Amaury Guichon is the host, teacher, and judge on the show. The contestants will learn tips and tricks of the chocolate trade and try to impress Amaury with their skills. The one winner of the show recieved $50 thousand prize money and an opportunity to teach a masterclass in Amaury’s pastry school in Las Vegas.
The eight chefs participating in the show were Juan Gutierrez, Amanda Miller, Cedrick Simpson, Daniel Joseph Corpuz, Stephanie Norcio, Thiago Silva, Tyricia Clark, and Mellisa Root.
Mellisa is a “chocolatier”, a pastry chef, and a food consultant, with 20 years of experience. To see how she performed in the show, fans had to watch the show. But Mellisa was very determined to win the cash prize.
When asked what was the most challenging part of the show, Mellisa said, “The show challenged me to not second-guess myself, and to make decisions and press forward with conviction…there was no time to second-guess! I found it a truly growing opportunity. When you weed away doubt, great things can happen.”
How Much Is Mellisa Root Net Worth?
Before her work in the School of Chocolate, Mellisa already had a very good successful career as a pastry chef. She is the executive pastry chef at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is also the owner of Mellisa Root Chocolates and Confections and a Freelance pastry chef consultant.
Mellisa started her chocolatier career with a job at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. She then joined River Oaks Country Club in Texas and worked there for about four years. In her almost 20 years of pastry chef career, she has worked for Payard Patisserie Caesars Palace, Rosewood Sandhill/Madera Restaurant, M Resort, etc.
Mellisa has also worked for Thomas Keller Restaurant Group in Manhattan and The Hairy Lobster in Portland, Oregon. She opened The Hairy Lobster with her husband.
Mellisa studied pastry at California College of the Arts and in California Culinary Academy. She was trained by great pastry chefs like Ewald Notter, Michael Joy, Wiener Heitz, Jacquey Pfeiffer, and most importantly by Darrin Aoyama, the Pastry World Champion.
Mellisa has represented the United States at the 2008 World Culinary Olympiad. Her team went on to win several gold medals. In 2013, she won StarChefs Rising Star Hotel Pastry Chef Award.
For the young girls who want to be chefs of anything else, Mellisa advises to “find a way to make living” with what they want to do.
Mellisa Root had a net worth of over $600 thousand.
Mellisa Root Age
Reportedly, Mellisa Root was born sometime before 1980. That means, as of November 2021, she was already over 41 years of age.
Although we do not know her exact birthday, we have discovered that her birth sign was Virgo.
Does Mellisa Root Have A Husband?
Mellisa’s husband’s name is David Root. David and Mellisa work together in Virginia. Before moving to Virginia, they used to live in Portland, Oregon, and run a restaurant called The Hairy Lobster.
They first walked into The Hairy Lobsters in November 2015 and walked out of it for the last time in May 2020. The Hairy Lobster had to be shut down because of the COVID pandemic. Even though they had put their heart and soul into the restaurant. They even had to give up their condo in Portland due to the restaurant.
David and Mellisa have a son together. And fans see the young Root in Mellisa’s social media.
Melissa Root Family
We do not know anything about Mellisa Root’s family. Except for one thing. Mellisa was encouraged by her mother to pursue a career in cooking pastries. It was due to her mother’s encouragement that Mellisa joined California College of the Arts and studied pastry.
Where Is Mellisa Root From?
Mellisa Root is from the state of Virginia, United States.
How Tall Is Mellisa Root?
Mellisa is a very tall woman and stands at a height of slightly under 5 ft 7 inches.
Is Mellisa Root On Instagram?
Yes, Mellisa is on Instagram as @chefmellisaroot. And she also had a Facebook profile.